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Owner of Dayton Chili, Christofield's Dies at 91

A longtime presence in Dayton has passed away.

George Christofield died Friday at St. Elizabeth Hospice Center in Edgewood. He was 91.

For years he was the owner of Dayton Chili, the parlor opened by his parents in 1939. The restaurant was later renamed Christofield's and closed earlier this year.

According to his obituary published by Dobbling, Muehlenkamp, and Erschell Funeral Home, Christofield was a veteran of World War II where he served as a marine in the Solomon Islands.  

He retired as a quality control inspector at the Ford Motor Company in Sharonville, Ohio where he worked for 35 years. He renamed Dayton Chili as Christofield's in 2009 in honor of his parents' 75 years in business.

Christofield is survived by his wife, Dorothy, son Peter, and daughters Helen, Karen, and Beth, and step-children Jeff, Kimberly, and Jim, as well as seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 4-8pm on Monday, December 29, 2014 at Dobbling, Muehlenkamp & Erschell Funeral Home, 241 Fairfield Ave, Bellevue, KY 41074. Prayer service will be at 7:00pm at the funeral home. Funeral Service will be held 10:00am, Tuesday, December 30, at the Holy Trinity St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45224, with Rev. William R. Cassis, officiating.

Burial will take place in the Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio. Online condolences can be given here.

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